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Interpersonal Violence and Institutional Misconduct in Jails: An Empirical Investigation of Adverse Events in the Los Angeles County Jail System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $184,636)

The applicant proposes to study adverse events in the Los Angeles County jail system to better understand and prevent interpersonal violence and institutional misconduct. Particular attention will be paid to identifying inmates at-risk for violence and violent victimization. The applicant will analyze 16 years of administrative data to identify trends in adverse events. The research design also incorporates interviews and focus groups from correctional administrators and staff on past adverse events and any changes in policy or practice to address them.

This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14).


Date Created: September 20, 2017